Alireza Nikhbakht and his wife

Head football coaches direct and organize football programs for high school or college teams. Opportunities may exist at the professional level once enough of a track record of winning and years of coaching experience have been established. Head football coaches coordinate and oversee any assistant coaches as they work to ensure that players fully understand the fundamentals of the game. They run practices and drills to prepare their players for their next opponents. Head football coaches may also scout other teams and watch film to prepare plays and game plans. They make all of the decisions during a game. Depending on the level they are coaching at, they may also be involved in recruiting new players. The following chart provides an overview of what you need to know about entering this field.